The Digital (r)evolution
©Werner Hammerstingl, 1998, 2012

The question : "is the digital environment going to affect everyone?" has all but been resolved. It seems that questions about the impact of digital media and the digital environment as a whole are a somewhat dated debate to engage with in the beginning of the third millenium. These debates belong to the 70's we think.

That we are all affected by the changes the digital revolution brought into our lifes is difficult to contest, but the more urgent question is:"how will all this change our lives and our practices?". Who will benefit the most and the least?

As photographers we should also ask :"what impact does the digital environment have on photographic practice?".

Just to provide us with a bigger picture for this discussion, I have compiled a little history of the "digital (r)evolution".